Issues: Aging

Independent Democratic Conference: More education, housing, child care, smart growth

By Rachel Shapiro on January 20, 2015 at 2:46 PM

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. --  The Independent Democratic Conference in the state Senate released a 15-point plan Monday to invest in the state's workforce, education, housing, child care and smart growth communities.

The IDC, a five-member group of Democrats, including state Sen. Diane Savino (D-North Shore/Brooklyn), has had a coalition with Republicans to give them a working majority in the chamber and give the IDC a larger role in Senate business as co-leaders. Now with an outright majority, Republicans continue to work with the IDC, no longer sharing co-leader roles.

January 28, 2015
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Breakaway Senate Dems unveil 'Invest New York' policy agenda

BY KEN LOVETT, NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Monday, January 19, 2015, 1:48 PM

The breakaway group of five Senate Democrats on Monday unveiled a 15-point policy agenda for the new legislative session that includes a call to give localities like New York City the power to set their own minimum wage rates.

Other proposals in the "Invest New York" package would be the creation of an education investment tax credit that private and parochial schools have been pushing for years, a $400 million school construction trust fund, and various housing initiatives.

January 23, 2015
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Serino Will Use Chairmanship to Empower Our Seniors

Serino Will Use Chairmanship to Empower Our Seniors

ALBANY, NY—Senator Sue Serino (R, C, I—Hyde Park) announced today that she has been selected to chair the Senate Standing Committee on Aging. The critical committee is charged with considering legislation that has a direct impact on our state’s seniors.

“I am beyond excited to have the opportunity to chair the Aging Committee,” said Senator Serino. “It is essential that we, as lawmakers, work together on behalf of our state’s seniors and this committee will be the perfect vehicle to do just that.”

January 23, 2015
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Independent Democratic Conference Launches 2015 Policy Agenda

“INVEST NEW YORK”

IDC Unveils 15 Innovative Investments that will Create Long Term Stability, Security and Sustainability for all New Yorkers

Proposals Invest in New York Workers, Students, Seniors and Families and Support a Significant Expansion in New York State Schools, Housing, and Communities

January 20, 2015
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Valesky-Sponsored Legislation that Targets Seniors’ Participation in Agriculture Signed into Law

SYRACUSE--Two bills sponsored by Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) that expand agriculture-related opportunities for seniors have been signed into law.

December 30, 2014
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February 2, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Video of Senator Kathy Marchione's 2014 Golden Gathering

Video of New York State Senator Kathy Marchione's 22nd annual Golden Gathering, a free community health and wellness event the Senator sponsors that features free health care services including a flu shot clinic, blood pressure screenings and other helpful information for attendees. Senator Marchione’s Golden Gathering was held at Columbia-Greene Community College, which co-sponsored the highly successful community event that continues to grow in popularity. This year’s Golden Gathering saw more than 1,000 attendees and also featured free door prizes and a classic car show. Senator Marchione’s Golden Gathering will return for 2015!

December 18, 2014
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Chanukah is the celebration of Miracles!

"Chanukah is the celebration of miracles, a reminder that all things are possible," Senator Parker said.  "As you celebrate the spirit of Chanukah with friends and family, I wish you health, happiness and good fortune." The holiday celebrates a legendary victory of the Maccabees, a band of Jews, over a Greek army that occupied the Holy Land.  After the battle, the victorious Maccabees found only a one day supply of oil in the temple to light the lamps.  But the oil burned miraculously for eight days, the story says.

December 17, 2014
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Senator Bill Perkins Proudly Hosts Annual "Celebration Of Hanukkah" Event

On Saturday, December 20th, 2014, please join Senator Perkins as he proudly hosts “A Celebration Of Hanukkah”—in partnership with Old Broadway Synagogue & BINA Cultural Foundation. 

 

The event will begin at 7:00 PM at Old Broadway Synagogue—15 Old Broadway, between 125th and 126th Street.  A kosher reception will follow. 

 

To RSVP please call the office of Senator Perkins at 212.222.7315

December 20, 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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*** SENIOR SCAM PREVENTION FORUM IN OLIVE POSTPONED ***

ONEONTA, 12/08/14 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) today announced that the free senior scam prevention forum scheduled for Tuesday, December 9th at the Olive Free Library in West Shokan has been POSTPONED until further notice.

The senior scam prevention forum will be rescheduled at a later date.   

December 8, 2014
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Valesky-Sponsored Legislation to Protect Seniors from Scams Signed into Law

SYRACUSE  –  Legislation  sponsored  by  State  Senator  David  J.  Valesky (D-Oneida)   that   will   protect   senior   citizens  from  deception  by professionals who use senior-specific designations (S.7254) was signed into law by Governor Cuomo. The new law requires anyone using such a designation to disclose its source in advertisements and to prospective clients.

December 3, 2014
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Empowering Seniors To Fight Scam Artists

ONEONTA, 11/24/14 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) today announced that he will be hosting a series of free senior scam prevention forums in Cobleskill, Olive, and Sidney in the coming weeks.

“Scam artists are becoming more and more sophisticated and senior citizens are quite often the targets of these ruthless criminals,” said Senator Seward.  “Alerting seniors to some common schemes and arming them with the tools needed to steer clear of these devious crimes will go a long way toward safeguarding their financial savings and well being, that’s why I am sponsoring these events.”

November 24, 2014
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Senior Roundtable Breakfast: Caregiving Conversation with Jane Gross

Senator Liz Krueger’s Roundtable for Boomers & Seniors is a 5-part program that provides an opportunity for constituents to come together to explore life issues that are relevant across the age span.

This year we will be looking at Caregiving and all its aspects. The first session of this popular program will take place on Thursday morning, November 20th, at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, 331 East 70th Street. The program runs from 8:30 am – 10:30 am. Bagels and coffee will be served.

November 20, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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SENATOR BILL LARKIN AND THE GREATER HUDSON VALLEY FAMILY HEALTH CENTER TO OFFER NATIONAL MEMORY SCREENING DAY

Local Event to be Held at the Newburgh Armory Unity Center

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) is pleased to join with The Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center, Mount Saint Mary College and the Newburgh Armory Unity Center to offer a National Memory Screening Event.  This event will be held at the Newburgh Armory Unity Center on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. and is free of charge.  Walk-ins will be accepted based on availability but pre-registration is recommended.  Please call 845-220-3167 to register for a screening.

November 14, 2014
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WSOS Demystifying MEDICARE and Healthcare Coverage for Seniors - Yonkers

This presentation of the library system’s Westchester Seniors Out Speaking (WSOS) is perfect for anyone trying to navigate their way through our complicated healthcare system for older adults. It will help those who already have Medicare, as well as those soon to be 65, planning their retirement, or assisting relatives and friends with their medical decisions. 

Pre-registration is requested. Please call (914) 231-3236 and leave your name, phone number, and the date of the event you wish to attend.

November 22, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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WSOS Demystifying MEDICARE and Healthcare Coverage for Seniors - White Plains

This presentation of the library system’s Westchester Seniors Out Speaking (WSOS) is perfect for anyone trying to navigate their way through our complicated healthcare system for older adults. It will help those who already have Medicare, as well as those soon to be 65, planning their retirement, or assisting relatives and friends with their medical decisions. 

Pre-registration is requested. Please call (914) 231-3236 and leave your name, phone number, and the date of the event you wish to attend.

November 13, 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
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Grandparent and Relative Caregiver Forum: Navigating the Teen Years

Westchester County Grandparents CoalitionFamily Service Society of Yonkers Kinship Support ProgramGRANDPARENT AND RELATIVE CAREGIVER FORUMNavigating the Teen Years

Keynote SpeakerDr. Jim Bostic, Th.D., Executive DirectorNepperhan Community Center

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November 13, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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October 27, 2014
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Valesky Presented ‘Partner in Quality’ Award

(Clinton, NY -Oct. 2014) LutheranCare, a leading provider of services to older New Yorkers in the area recognized Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) with the prestigious “Partners in Quality” award created by Leading Age New York, a statewide association representing 570 organizations that provide care to some 500,000 New Yorkers of all ages.

The award was presented Oct. 17 in the Community Room of the Martin Luther building at LutheranCare, Route 12B, Clinton

October 27, 2014
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BOBBY VALLI TO BE CELEBRITY JUDGE AND PERFORM AT BROOKLYN'S 8TH ANNUAL SENIOR IDOL

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will host Brooklyn’s 8th Annual Senior Idol contest on Saturday, October 25th, starting at 7pm, at Xaverian High School located at 7100 Shore Road.

 

Bobby Valli, brother of legend Frankie Valli, will serve as the celebrity judge for this year’s show, and will perform some of the “Four Seasons” greatest hits during intermission.

Fourteen finalists will be performing a wide variety of songs including Italian Opera and some of the greatest hits of all time. One winner will be named "Senior Idol" and awarded a $500 prize sponsored by Investor's Bank.

 

Members of the media are welcome.

 

October 23, 2014
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